Amanda Akass, Lizzie Clifford, Anita Davies and Angharad Jones (all U04) are setting up The Barnaby Levy Memorial Travel Grant in tribute to Barnaby Levy, who studied philosophy from 2004 to 2007.
Barnaby was talented, funny, kind and curious – a man with a legendary laugh, never one to turn down the opportunity for a debate, or a dance. He threw himself into making the most of his time at university and loved life at Churchill – acting in college productions, serving on the Spring Ball Committee, writing for Winston and maintaining a very active social life too. He always had a passion for travel and alongside his very successful academic studies found time to organise many far-flung adventures during the holidays, an approach he continued after graduation. While working as a lawyer in Hong Kong he also travelled widely around Latin America, the United States, Africa and South-East Asia – reliably returning to the UK for Churchill reunions and weddings, the life and soul of the party despite the long flights he’d taken to get there.
Tragically, in February 2020 Barnaby died in an avalanche while skiing in Japan. This travel grant is being set up in his memory – to help Churchill students who would not otherwise have the financial means or opportunity to explore new parts of the world in a way he would have encouraged and enjoyed. We are looking to fundraise £14,000: an endowment sufficient to provide an annual travel grant of £500 per year in perpetuity. We would welcome donations from all who wish to join us in remembering Barnaby.
To donate please visit the link below and select the ‘Barnaby Levy Memorial Travel Grant’ from the drop-down list.